Dachshund wheelchair

Dachshunds are adorable little dogs, bred for chasing badgers and other burrowing animals. Unfortunately, their elongated backs are delicate, and prone to all types of injury.

Enter joelsprayberry's Dachshund wheelchair. It's an inexpensive way to support the dog's back legs until he can walk again.  Reading through the comments is inspiring - so many people have found this Instructable, and built their dogs wheelchairs.  Instead of having to put the dog down, it can recover and enjoy a full life. There's even a ferret version.

Any more heart-warming pet stories to share?

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lemonie7 years ago
Perhaps Pepsi should sponsor a competition with a big cash prize?

J-Five7 years ago
That is very clever I heard those dogs have back problems. 
Kryptonite7 years ago
I loved that Instructable! Got my vote.
canida (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Yeah, it's pretty high in the heartwarming category.  I'm a big fan.
knexfan91827 years ago
This reminds me of a k'nex wheel chair made for cats.
canida (author)  knexfan91827 years ago
Wow, that sounds awesome.  (I'm picturing a mini knex gun mount, too.)
Kiteman7 years ago
The nut sheller. the dachshund wheels...

Are any newer projects going to be featured like this?
canida (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
Sure.  Make some suggestions!  I'm just hitting some classics first.